The 2014 Vita international beekeeping photo competition
Beekeepers and honeybee fans are invited to enter the 2014 Vita international photo competition.
Winners’ photographs will appear in the 2015 Vita (Europe) Ltd Calendar and they will each receive a copy of the limited edition calendar. There will also be a cash prize plus beekeeping products for the best as judged by an international panel of beekeeping journalists and suppliers.
All suitable entries will also be added to the Vita Gallery, a free online resource of hundreds of honeybee-related photos which is used by beekeeping lecturers and associations across the globe.
Entrants can submit up to four photos (preferably each about 1mb in size) relating to honeybees or beekeeping by emailing them to [email protected]. Photos can be on any relevant topic: from honeybee behaviour, to beekeeping practices, foraging honeybees and honeybee produce.
The outright winner of the competition will receive a €50 cash prize, plus Vita anti-varroa products for 10 colonies. Runners-up will receive a special package of Vita products. There is also a special prize for the winner of the under-16s category.
The deadline for entries is 19 October 2014.
Giving a few tips for this year’s entrants, Jeremy Owen, Sales Director at Vita and Chairman of the judging panel, said: “This year the judges will be keen to see photographs of beekeeping management in action. Since the photos are linked to months of the year, well-composed out-of-season photographs are likely to stand out from the crowd.“
Outlining the reach of the Calendar and the Vita Gallery, Sebastian Owen, Commercial Development Manager of Vita (Europe) Ltd, said: “The Vita Calendar must be one of the best-travelled calendars I know. It is sent to the Vita distributor network across the globe and I usually see it prominently displayed in their offices on my visits. But the reach of the photographs entered doesn’t stop there — nearly all the photos also become available in the Vita Gallery where they reach another audience that includes beekeeping associations which tell us what a valuable resource they are in teaching new members and communicating with the public in lectures and presentations.”
Terms and Conditions of the 2014 Vita Photo Competition
The competition is open to any individual. Up to four photos (about 1mb each in size) relating to honeybees or beekeeping may be submitted. Please include your name, postcode (or equivalent) and country in your email. You may also include captions for your photographs if you wish.
The deadline for entries to the competition is 19 October 2014.
Entrants must certify that the image/s they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. In providing images for the competition, each entrant agrees that Vita can put it in the online Vita Gallery for others to use and the Vita Calendar. Wherever used, Vita will credit the contributor.
For the cash prize, bank transfer details will be required.
About Vita Europe Limited
Vita (Europe) Limited is a mite control and honeybee health specialist. It is the world’s largest dedicated supplier of honeybee health products to the honey and pollination industries. With a rigorous and ethical approach to research and development into honeybee health, Vita has no commercial interests in crop pesticides or crop breeding that may be harmful to honeybees. In the second half of 2014 in Europe beekeepers should get Varroa mite treatment with Hop compounds.
Vita researches, develops, and manufactures a range of honeybee health products. Its headquarters are in the UK, it has offices in Italy, France and Russia, and partners across the globe.. These products are marketed internationally through a network of 60 distributors in 50 countries.
See www.vita-europe.com for more information and the new web app which can be accessed at www.healthbeeguide.com.